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Located in Houston, Texas, Rice University is a private not-for-profit institution. Houston is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

$45,435 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
9% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Rice University?


Contact details for Rice are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6100 S Main St, Houston, TX 77005-1827
Phone: 713-348-0000

How Do I Get Into Rice?

You can apply to Rice online at:

Admission Requirements for Rice

Submission Required?
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Rice?

9% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
46% Submit SAT Scores
If you plan to apply to Rice, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 9%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 9%, and the acceptance rate for women is 10%.

Average Test Scores

About 46% of students accepted to Rice submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 720 and 770. Math scores were between 770 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rice University  ( 720 to 770 )

SAT Math Scores for Rice University  ( 770 to 800 )
Rice received ACT scores from 29% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 35 and 36. Math scores were between 32 and 35. Composite scores were between 34 and 35.

ACT English Scores for Rice University  ( 35 to 36 )
ACT Math Scores for Rice University  ( 32 to 35 )
ACT Composite Scores for Rice University  ( 34 to 35 )

Can I Afford Rice University?

$45,435 Net Price
9% Take Out Loans
The overall average net price of Rice is $45,435. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Rice, approximately 9% of students took out student loans averaging $9,413 a year. That adds up to $37,652 over four years for those students.

Rice University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,156 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,247 undergraduate students at Rice, with 4,156 being full-time and 91 being part-time.


There are also 4,038 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,156 full-time undergraduates at Rice, 52% are male and 48% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rice University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,177
Black or African American 326
Hispanic or Latino 645
White 1,231
International Students 525
Other Races/Ethnicities 252

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Rice University. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 90 countries are represented at Rice. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Rice University

511 Took All Classes Online
2,696 Took At Least One Class Online
1,184.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,696 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Rice has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Rice

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rice University was 1,184.8%. This is the #49 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Rice regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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